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eight states went tohe polls in tuesday's primaries, and tsorng we have the winners along with the voting trends from around the nation. overnight designer kate spade's sister speaks out and sheds light on the tragic suicide of her world famous sibling. the economy along. so why then is social security and medicare in such deep trouble? > why hundreds of migrant children, many separated from their parents a stuck a u.s. border stations. plus one of the coolest prom-posals that we have seen all season. "early today" starts right now. >> good wednesday morning. i'm frances rivera. >> and i'm phillip mena. all eyes were on california in tuesday's primaries with the state's gop breathing a sh of
relief. the trump-ba candidate for govr john cox is projected to win a spot in atl.eneral election ts faced nt under california's jungle primary system, the two candidates with the most votes from either party advance to november. cox is expected to face democrat [ gavel ] in the general election with cox sending this message to his rival. >> look for a job in the private sector. i think it would be nice to have you back in the private sector. >> in other race, long-time senator de primary in her quesr a fifth term. her opponent has not yet been determined be, the liberal former state senator kevin de leon has a slight lead forhe second spot. and californians also voted to recall judge aaron persky. he was the judge who famously gave a light sentence to former stanford student brock turner after his conviction for sexual assault.
new reaction after the dead of fashion designer kate spade sent shockwaves through the fashion world and beyond. just overnight her brother-in-law, actor and comedian david spade broke his silence on instagram. he shared this picture of the two of them with the caption i still can't believe it. her sister, rita sappho says spade was surrounded by what she calls too many yes people and did not receive treatment for what she believed to be bipolar disorder. as police continue their igatn,teosk gives us the tragic details. >> reporter: a fashion icon who designed a beloved bag for a generation is gone. >> i have ten kate spade bags. >> reporter: the body of the year-old designer was discovered by her hse keeper in her manhattan home. >> it appears at this point in time to be a tragic case apparent suicide, but it is early in the investigation. there at the scene. >> reporter: when kate spade got into the handbag business, her
goal she said was to design something simple, somethingclas. now one of the most recognizable brands in fashion. celebrities and fans posted tributes online, many just a photo of a bag with the story nd it. otrs stogor a moment to shine a light on mental illness. it really goes to show success and fame and money do not make you happy. born kate brosnahan, she grew up in omaha city. they launched the company together in 1993 out of their cramped new york city loft. >> she was also this role model for other young women wanted to start their own businesses. >> reporter: in 2006, spade sold the business to spend more time wi her newborn daughter. >> it was a great time for us >> reporter: in 2016, the couple announced a new line and a new name, francis valentine.
>> i think sometimes designers make the mistake when they're starting a business to look at the success of someone else's and say that looks good. no, no, no. that's already there. they don't need another one. so, you know start your own and build your own sensibility. >> thanks to stephanie gosk for that report. to the white house now and the controversy over a celebration that was suppose happenthe. after suddenly cancelling a visiy super bowl champion philadelphia eagles, psident trump threw a different celebration without them and re-ignited the uproar over the national anthem protest. nbc's peter alexander has the story. ♪ oh say can you see by the dawn ♪ >> reporter: president trump calling an audible rebranding a super bowl ceremony a celebration of america. >> and we always proudly stand for the national anthem. >> reporter: one attendee heckling the president. >> stop hiding behind the armed services and the national anthem. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: another taking a knee. president trump deliberately re-igniting a culture war, abruptly pulling the
philadelphia eagles invite, emb the prospect onla haful would show. philly's mayor jim kenny. >> he is a dysfunctional person that happens to be president. >> reporter: the feud follows the president's repeated attacks protest of police brutality. in >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out. out. he's fired. >> reporter: the president first blaming the eagles for the cancellation, raising the anthem issue. but last season, not a single eagles player took a knee or stayed in the locker room. the white house later claiming the vast majority of the eagles team decided to abandon their fans. >> if this wasn't a political stunt by the eagles franchise, then they wouldn't have planne to attend the event and then backed out at the last minute. >> reporter: eagles safety malcolm jenkins, an advocate for social justice, rejecting the president's explanation, writina hese players are anti-america, anti-flag, and anti-military.
it comes just a day after the white house applauded the supreme court's decision in favor of a colorado baker's refusal to make a cake for a same-sex couple. >> so if the white house supports the baker's right to free speech, why doesn't the white house suppers'ort th ght to free speech? >> the president doesn't think this is an issue simply of free speech. >> reporter: this issue isn't over. this morning the nba's rival stars steph curry and lebron mes are in rare agreement, saying no matter which team wins the nba finals, the next champ won't visit the white house. as lebron put it bluntly, no one wants the invite anyway. phillip? >> peter, thank you. it's not nbat superstar players that are weighing in on the west virginia controversy. warriors coachsay. >> the presio try to ga we all look forward to
the day when we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement and celebrate americans for their achievement, their good deeds. now to medicare and social security that may run out of money sooner than predicted. that's according to a new federal report. government trustees for medicare the program may deplooete its funds by 2026. that's three years earlier than predicted last year. it is putting tens of millions of older americans who rely on it at risk. the trustees also warn that social security will dip into its trust fund for the first time since 1982. and by 2034, its reserves will be depleted as well. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington, d.c. to explain. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, frances, good morning. it's long been feared here in washington that this would happen with more baby boomers drawing out of social security and medicare and fewer younger workers contributing. this is the first trustees
reported since the $1.5 trillion tax cuts put in place by republicans and president trump. what it says is medicare will run out of funds in eight years. that's three years earlier than predicted. and according to t trustees, that's because there are lower payroll tax fower wages. hospitals are spending more and insurance companies are being paid more by the federal government. as for social security, that hasn't changed. it's running out in 16 years, with taxes covering only 3/4 of social security recipients in the next 75 years. that leaves one in four in jeopardy. what to do about this? that's where washington seems to be stuck. and we're talking 6 million recipients so far. frances? >> all right, tracie, thank you very much. we've been tracking the volcano disaster on hawaii's big island for over a month now, and it's only growing worse. lava from the kilauea volcano
has destroyed hundreds more homes, parking lotting the largest destruction since the eruption began last month. that is on top of the 117 homes that have alreadyeen conrmed as destroyed. nbc's dan schenamen has the late. >> reporter: the kilauea volcano on hawaii's big island is still rumbling. lava has reached the water and filled kapaho bay. early tuesday, lava wiped out two ocean front communities. officials believe hundreds ohom. authority says no one was hurt because residents listened to warnings and left their homes. however, the hawaii national guard w there is still a threat, but not everyone has found safety. >> you still have some people who make up their own minds and decide that maybe they don't need to evacuate when civil authorities tell them that they should evacuate. >> reporter: many island residents have lost everything. jim and jill west live on the big island and were
self-employed. last month they lost the home they built themselves. >> you get a pretty good sense of loss. but then, yknow, all you can do u aon >> reporter: the first fissure open on may 3rd. more than a month later, kilauea schenamen, nbc news. we turnow t another worsening volcanicisaster in guatemala. new eruptions at the so-called fire volcano forced more the deatholmb to 75 since it first erupted sunday. the latest eruption billowed ash up more than16,000 feet and unled newwsf molten lava and volcanic debris hampering the ongoing efforts there. nearly 200 people are still missing, butfficia say there is little chance of finding more survivor>>t's incredible to see image there's. >> at the same time, hawaii and in guatemala. >> unbelievable. let's bring in nbc meteorologist bill karins to start our morning off. >> gooing.d rn we talking about the heatwave. we do have some thunderstorms. we're also dealing with exiting
the dakotas heading to minnesota. but 10 to 20-degree above avraturecoin. this h been going on for the last week. it's going to continue on into the weekend. still cool in some areas of new. we're going to be near rec i don't think we're going to break too mtoday. st. louis at 92 and amarillo up to 101. but the time we get to thursday, indianapolis joins the 90-degree club along with our friendsn mphis. theme s e southeast. in throug not only is it humid, but now it's starting to get really hot. and we're going to continue this heat right into the weekend for our friends in the of the nation. >> all right. see how bad it's going to get there. thank you. all right. ho abo the "forbes" magazine, they have just released their list of the world's highest paid
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miss america is ditchling its swimsuit competition. the organization announced it will no longer judge contestants based on physical appearance in favor of empowerment. here is nbc's anne thompson with those details.here she is, miss♪ >> reporter: a me too makeover for miss america. now promising to emphasize brains over ty staple of every pageant, the able to wear what they want while talking about their ideas segment, contestants will be to change the world. and it will no longer be called a pageant. >> we need to remessage this organization and focus on the talent and scholarship that we've always had. >> reporter: but some think this may be too little too late.
>> they're constantly reacting to events as opposed to trying to influence them. that's a big problem. >> reporter: targeted by protesting feminists 50 years ago, miss america's long been criticized for promoting an outdated ideal of womanhood, even as it gave away millions of dollars in scholarships. and though it's derided for judging women, expert hillary levy friedman says it's not all that different from what women face every day. >> you need to be smart, but also look at why you do it. be competitive but do wit a sm he talent, but don't sweat. >> reporter: the standards will be implemented intr sng to be e meet today's expectations may be anne thompson, nbc news, new york. it is one of the hardest things to do in all of baseball, it twice.als max scherzer has it's called the immaculate
inning. in the top of the sixth against the rays, scher struckut all three batters on nine pitches. he has done this before, last year against the phillies. he is now just the 50 pitcher ever to record multiple immaculate innings. and a not so great day for one of baseball's brightest stars. in a doublehder againsthe tiger, yankees outfielder aaron judgk out a total of eight times. that set a new major league baseball record. >> ouch with that. school may out, but prom season is hanging on with promposals that will make you smile. before his basketball game, alex decided to take a shot and ask his friend sydney to prom. both students have downs syndrome. the ovesocial media. i hope they have a great, safe prom. >>nose. suit or shoot. thank you for joining us. i'm phillip mena. >> i'm frances rivera. thanks for watching. thanks for watching. your news continues right here.
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in. we )ve got full coverage on thes tt matter to you.. theoting is over but results continue to pour in. we have full coverage of the races and measures that matter to you, including an overnight upset in san francisco. the new leader in the race this morning for mayor. i'm lauragaia >> i'm marcus washington. right now, kari, looking nice outside. >> going to be cool today and breezy and today is the coolest day of the week before it heats ll wt to get out and enjoy it. let's get a live look outside where it's a clear start as we go to sunnyvale. we'll see a few clouds in the mix throughout the morning and normally we're up to 78 degrees but we're not going to get up to that warm today. it will stay in the